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|7 hours 37 min ago||It's So Hot...||
It's so hot that I honestly considered building a fire in the fireplace so that the house would cool down a bit. The A/C only does so much after a certain point.
I also made the mistake of doing a little mulching, and I even waited until about 7:30 PM - still pretty damn hot. The bags of mulch that I let bake in the Jeep for 4 hours? Well, my car smells a little loamy at the moment, so the windows are cracked.
|8 hours 37 min ago||I Will Say...||
Yeah, I realize that polls like this are - in the end - an attempt to make the college football news cycle last all year, but I have to say that this and other positive predictions for Michigan and its players do help me make it through the offseason with a smile about what could be rather than an angsty sort of look. There is at least that.
|12 hours 3 min ago||Basically...||
Basically, but as you will note, only about 15%-20% of Division I (and some beyond) made the cut, so there had to be some sort of early elimination process. Either way, this is going to be a long, long table of hats (should he choose in such a manner) whenever the time comes. If it is evidence of an off-kilter sense of hummor, he already fits in at Michigan.
|12 hours 12 min ago||Just Not Going Well...||
MSU Hires Sheldon White
As presented, it doesn't give people who are unfamiliar with the Lions situation or recruiting within the state of Michigan a lot of information, or at least not enough.
|14 hours 59 min ago||Interesting Stuff...||
Very interesting breakdown actually, and kind of in line with the prevailing thinking around here, I think, at least at this point in the offseason. Also, 39 votes and 52 points makes the average raiting for Rutgers - our most important rivalry - at a solid 1.33, meaning the last place vote was possibly nearly unanimous. That's about as good a "sensibility" check as any really.
|17 hours 19 min ago||Yes Indeed...||
It always seemed like Green's time at the college level got lost in the discussion, but he was Big Ten Coach Of The Year in 1982 with Northwestern. The other thing you hear from a lot of players who played for him was that he was one of the better motivators out there too, the sort of person which isn't easy to find per se but is so valuable in a sport like football.
RIP Coach Green.
|18 hours 41 min ago||For MSU...||
I think for Michigan State fans who are being insufferable, it has to go more along the lines of the historic assessment of their school by the state of Michigan and indeed the historic attitude that the University Of Michigan has had towards that institution:
"There is an accredited land grant institution in Ingham County, you say? I did not realize this."
|18 hours 46 min ago||I never thought I would see a||
I never thought I would see a day where Maryland was getting the good end of the uniform stick, but yikes, those are terrible. I did get a kick out of the comment on the font choice though:
"Authentic Irish Pub" in suburban upstate New York lookin' ass font. Guy who has never left his hometown but never shuts up about how Irish he is ass font. This font is so dumb, if you let your eyes lose focus, the letters automatically rearrange into "You know, the Guinness they have in Ireland is different and much better than here in the US."
|20 hours 39 min ago||Finally Friday...||
This week has been a particularly trying one because of a lot of things which evade my control but somehow do not change the expectations of those who require work to be done. Between heat and thunderstorms, we've not had an extremely productive July when it comes to new work and it is sadly beginning to be felt on the phones around here. That is one of the things which make me want the weekend pretty badly right now, even to the point where I am considering ways to begin it as soon as I get through the one meeting that I need to actually be at today.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Not Saving It...||
I personally am feeling lazy tonight and not saving this one.
Brock Mealer at the national convention now. Stream on youtube.
|1 day 7 hours ago||Blowing A Load...||
I am not cleaning that shit up, man. There's a thing of Clorox wipes in the closet to the left. Whatever happened to his clothes is his own business and the only thing I can recommend is walking briskly through the hall on the way to the changing room. As a rule, we try not to blow our loads around here....on the public-facing side of the forum anyway.
|1 day 11 hours ago||It Does...||
It has the same content, but I have editing capabilities on the site ("Edit", "Delete", etc...buttons and the like) that don't exist over there. As you know, posts on the app don't always show up here, and banned users on the site can still post on the app and sometimes the replies to those people show up here and kill thread continuity. That is to say, when people get caved, they only get caved in this environment, not on the mobile one.
Semi-amusing note - I have fielded e-mails and tweets from people who didn't realize they were caved for months for that reason.
|1 day 11 hours ago||One Little Thing...||
I haven't seen the app version of this thread, nor do I particularly wish to do so, but so far so good here. Please keep it that way.
So everyone knows, if by chance there is an unfortunate remark on the app, then let me or JGB know usernames - we can't delete anything contentwise that appears over there, but Bolivia works on their site accounts all the same.
|1 day 14 hours ago||Typically...||
Usually, I can sense football by the overriding sense of dread that my wife begins to take on when she notices that most of July has been quietly ticked away on the calendar. She flips the page usually, seeing a few preseason supply runs scheduled for August, and then she looks to her right to see the schedule pinned to the refrigerator along with "leave house" times written next to the games I am attending,
|1 day 22 hours ago||Funny That You Say This...||
“There will come a day where we get to stand before the committee of infractions, which are the ones that matter, and we will be held accountable for any wrongdoing that is found, and that’s the way it should be,” Freeze said last week in Hoover.
Oooh, this is the NCAA's golden opportunity to have a "funny that you should say that" moment with Hugh Freeze. Please don't blow this, Emmert. Please don't let this man get out of mowing the lawn because he's got some stupid coaching thing on Saturday.
|2 days 11 hours ago||You Know...||
You know, I find that in the more unreasonable OSU fans - the group that includes some of the people who paint themselves in scarlet and gray and dress as if they were auditioning for the role of an alien on Star Trek - that yeah, beating them doesn't seem to silence them too much. There is simply next year then, sometimes a few choice words about officiating, but mostly "I'll get you next time, Gadget. Next time..."
|2 days 13 hours ago||Very Nice Indeed...||
It was interesting to see both the Howard and Woodson returns interlaced like that, right up to the point where they scored their respective TDs. As someone who was lucky enough to be at both games, the latter one as a student, those moments will never, ever get hold. That goes for the one-handed grab against MSU in 1997 too - a thing of beauty indeed.
|2 days 16 hours ago||At Least For Us...||
Ultimately, we have to ask ourselves whether the factors that have caused their declines over the past 15 years are structural.
I would say that a lot of Michigan's problems over that time period were structural and cultural. When you combine a growing complancency like what seemed to exist in the early 2000s with a risk-averse football philosophy and then you abandon it suddenly, then abandon that in favor of a shoddy imitation of what was originally there, you create a cultural clusterfuck inside and outside the department. That's what makes the abilities of Hackett and the imagination and charisma of Harbaugh so amazing to me on many levels, when you look at where we were just before Halloween in 2014 versus right now.
|2 days 16 hours ago||One Thing That Qualifies...||
There are times when I sit here and really do in fact regret not pursuing my first dream of childhood and becoming a psychiatrist a little more vigorously than I did. I kind of bowed to more practical considerations and while I usually enjoy what I do, there are times when I want to do, well, what I wanted to do in the first place because I think I might feel a little more useful. I like the life that I have, but I wonder if this would have been even better for me.
Besides, I am pretty sure I would have been fine as a modern Frasier Crane, except a little less serious.
|2 days 18 hours ago||One Stop Shopping...||
The auto-bot is now gone, of course, butI am pretty sure that the tipping point while be the day that someone who has an otherwise typical user account here either creates a troll account or is sent to Bolivia and creates a revenge account which spams the board with free offers. I think that's when we respond to that prince in Nigeria about the $20 million held essentially in escrow and ask him what we can do to help.
|2 days 20 hours ago||I Can See It...||
Twelve years into marriage and drinking is still the only way I can get through certain shows when I am watching them with my wife, so I can see where they are coming from here actually.
I recently introduced her to whiskey - I found it unfathomable that, in her 36 years on Earth, she claimed never to have had whiskey. Having been recently cleared for drinking, I was also trying to prep for football season admittedly.
|3 days 8 hours ago||The Learning Curve...||
“I hate to say every one, but I’m guessing most universities are having some of the same issues we’ve had at Baylor. You can make a call as to whether you think Baylor was too strong in the way they dealt with it."
Right. Most universities developed a systemic way within their own administration to protect those accused of sexual assault and to deny victims the chance to speak, even going so far as to shame and psychologically terrorize them for daring to report such crimes. I am sure they like to believe this in Waco.
Wow. The learning curve at Baylor is a flat line.
|3 days 10 hours ago||Good News Indeed...||
That's good, for it means more teams will have a chance to win the coveted Glass Chamber Pot.
|3 days 11 hours ago||My Guess...||
I assume this is from Big XII Media Days, which both reporters have been covering most feverishly. I can't wait to hear David Beatytry to sell them on the idea that this year is THE year....for someone, but possibly not Kansas. A Charlie Weis-sized cutout of a vague figure could stand in the corner while he speaks too.
|3 days 14 hours ago||Actually...||
My wife wandered the backyard looking for a Pidgey the other day, all this while holding a small glass of Jack. It is entirely possible to drink while playing, although I have no idea - nor do I particularly wish to know - what you could pick up in this game should you opt to imbibe too generously. This game will be a disaster for someone after a football game this fall, no?
|3 days 16 hours ago||Actually...||
Actually, I think it is 2024 and 2027. Oklahoma intervenes in 2025 and 2026, so really that four year period will be an interesting stretch as far as OOC scheduling goes, at least what little we know of it right now. Hopefully, at least one other Power 5 opponent makes it on there for those years too.
|3 days 16 hours ago||Here's One...||
The thread witnessing the sale of Michigan jerseys in Ohio sparked quite a few variations of what would become an MGoMeme, particularly the end of that post, which was something to the effect of "selling jerseys would be a good start". You still find that applied to situations on the board from time to time.
One that isn't so much a colloquialism as a blog staple that always gets me to chuckle is Henri The Otter Of Ennui. Henri's face and demeanor have said it better than anyone or anything else in certain situations over the years.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Getting Back To Things....||
My quest to get back into running shape after my December hospitalization is actually going rather well. Since March, when I was cleared to do the heavier exercise, I've been walkinf 4-6 miles per day and incorporating some strength training into it, although the latter had been part of the routine before. For the last couple months, I've been very gradually incorporating running into the 4-6 miles and am now doing about half that distance while running each day now. A fairly good recovery so far.
|4 days 7 hours ago||I Don't Know...||
The ACC's new grant of rights also automatically extends Notre Dame's contract with the conference as a member in all sports but football through 2035-36, a source said. If the Irish forgo football independence in the next 20 years, they are contracted to join the ACC.
I have trouble seeing a scenario in which Notre Dame goes all in on the ACC and joins them in football because quite honestly the South Bend / Mishawaka market doesn't scream footprint, but then again, ND has this national following that, even in 2035 would like to see what remains of Tom Hammond doing games on NBC, or indeed any network.
|4 days 8 hours ago||To Be Fair...||
To be fair, that's why we tend to gracitate towards threads like this, to express how we wil hopefully feel - no, how many of us feel right this moment - abou the impnding season. Like the song or not, you can't deny that the hype around the season is, for the first time in a while, quite real and quite palpable. It's a nice feeling. Also, work with us - this is OT season.